Policy Statement — Physician Refusal to Provide Information or Treatment on the Basis of Claims of Conscience

@inproceedings{2009PolicyS,
  title={Policy Statement — Physician Refusal to Provide Information or Treatment on the Basis of Claims of Conscience},
  author={},
  year={2009}
}
  • Published 2009
Health care professionals may have moral objections to particular medical interventions. They may refuse to provide or cooperate in the provision of these interventions. Such objections are referred to as conscientious objections. Although it may be difficult to characterize or validate claims of conscience, respecting the individual physician’s moral integrity is important. Conflicts arise when claims of conscience impede a patient’s access tomedical information or care. A physician’s… CONTINUE READING